19 April 2013

Just jump

What a delight to find once again the Lord has gone ahead of me.  I had no clue what today's Five Minute Friday prompt would be, but I'm sure He did.

The phone jarred me from sleep a few minutes after five this morning.  Mom was calling from the emergency room again.  The rehab facility had sent her by ambulance.  I was not surprised but not happy with the news.

I settled back beneath the blankets where Rick quickly wrapped his arms around me, drawing me close, asking for information.

Since I knew I would not fall easily back to sleep I turned my thoughts to the Lord, a silent cry.

Feeling every bit of my weakness I imagined myself standing on the edge of a cliff, surrendering, telling Him I wanted to jump, to let go and fall into Him.  

I saw what looked like a deep, spiraling black hole and for a moment fear clung to me.  

Yet as I landed in that deep darkness it was soft, velvet coated.  I knew then there was no where I could go where He wasn't, and burrowed in.

Is there anyplace I can go to avoid your Spirit? to be out of your sight? If I climb to the sky, you’re there!     If I go underground, you’re there! If I flew on morning’s wings to the far western horizon, You’d find me in a minute—  you’re already there waiting!

Then I said to myself, “Oh, he even sees me in the dark! At night I’m immersed in the light!” It’s a fact: darkness isn't dark to you; night and day, darkness and light, they’re all the same to you. Psalm 139:7-12 The Message

Five Minute Friday 
Joining Lisa-Jo where the word today is jump



Vicki M. Taylor said...

Wonderful imagery! Thanks for sharing. Followed from Five Minute Friday.

Paula Barnett said...
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Paula Barnett said...

Feeling His Peace, Power & Presence in each word you speak. Thank you for touching my heart today.

Sue said...

Sometimes leaning on the everlasting arms isn't quite enough; sometimes we just have to jump into them. Thank God, thank God they are always there to catch us! May His peace, which passes all human understanding, be yours today and all your tomorrows.

Denise said...

Praying for you dear.

Dianne said...

Boy, that was 5 minutes well spent!

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